Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink


Fleshly Means
February 13, 2011, 7:03 AM
Filed under: Carnal, Entertainment, Evangelism, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“There are many who are anxious to see the pews occupied and their treasury well filled, and so, “socials,” “ice-cream suppers,” and other worldly attractions are employed to draw the crowd. There are many preachers who are anxious to hold the young people, and so “athletic clubs,” social entertainments, are introduced to secure that end. There are many evangelists who are anxious to “make a good show,” secure “results,” and be able to herald so many hundreds of “converts” at the close of their “campaigns,” and so fleshly means are used, high pressure methods are employed to bring this about: “decision cards,” the “sawdust trail,” the “penitent form” are called in to their aid. There are many Sunday school teachers who are anxious to hold the interest of their class, and so“prizes” are given, “picnics” are arranged, and other devices are resorted to. Apparently it does not occur to these “leaders” to challenge their own actions, to weigh them in “the balances of the sanctuary,” to inquire how near or how far they measure up to the divine standard: so long as such means and methods seem right to them, or are in general vogue in other“churches,” and so long as they appear to “succeed,” nothing else matters.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Life of David, Volume 1” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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